Careers EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provides equal opportunity in its business operations and employment practices, and maintains a work environment free from all forms of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.


MISSION

What we do

To ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

VISION

Desired future state

To be the best membership-based conservation organization and be exemplary stewards of our funds for the benefit of hunters, elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

VALUES

Non-negotiable principles

Stewardship
Honesty
Accountability
Teamwork

Science-based Approach
Loyalty
Courage
Community

PURPOSE

Why we exist

To advocate for the collective interests of our membership, as hunters and conservationists,
on issues pertaining to elk, hunting heritage and other wildlife and their habitat.


Current Opportunities and Details:


Regional Director - Northern California

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Fundraising & Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary:

Field Operations is a primary fundraising division of RMEF. Regional Directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets, while performing other gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, Regional Directors should work with the Development Staff to help identify, cultivate, and solicit large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional Directors in designated elk states generally serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are made for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.

2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual budget projections.

3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state, and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.

4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.

5. Personally solicit and/or work with Development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.

6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.

7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments, and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.

8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region, to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.

9. Promote the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements as assigned.

10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions, and public relations opportunities, as assigned.

11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate Communication staff.

12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.

13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the Director of Field Operations.

14. Keep the Director of Field Operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.

15. Regional Director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a State Leadership Team and together formulating and following a State Action Plan annually. The Regional Director will serve on the State Leadership Team and oversee the solicitation, review, and recommendation for approval process of the State Grant Program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them.

2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.

3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.

4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.

5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.

6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.

7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.

8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.

9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the Regional team when needed.

10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.

11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

12. Must be able to collaborate with Development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours, and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


Regional Director - Nevada

Reports to: Director of Field Operations

Department: Fundraising & Marketing

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary:

Field Operations is a primary fundraising division of RMEF. Regional Directors organize local volunteer chapters to hold fundraising events, principally banquets, while performing other gift development activities to support the continued operation of RMEF and finance elk and wildlife conservation projects.

In addition to event-related fundraising, Regional Directors should work with the Development Staff to help identify, cultivate, and solicit large donations from qualified donors and prospects.

Regional Directors in designated elk states generally serve as the chair of their respective state project advisory committee from which conservation project recommendations are made for RMEF funding.

Essential Functions:

1. Form RMEF fundraising chapter committees comprised of local volunteers.

2. Organize, guide and assist chapter committees with the planning, organization and execution of successful fundraising events, including big game banquets, to meet annual budget projections.

3. Actively utilize key RMEF volunteers, including regional, state, and district chairs, to assist in the identification and formation of new chapters and planning and execution of fundraising events.

4. Utilize regional and state chairs to ensure volunteer compliance with RMEF operating and financial policies and reporting procedures.

5. Personally solicit and/or work with Development staff to secure large donations in addition to banquet revenues.

6. Prepare annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budget proposals.

7. Maintain liaison and professional visibility with state wildlife agencies, federal wildlife and land management agencies, university wildlife departments, and non-governmental conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outfitter/guide associations within assigned region.

8. Serve as chair of RMEF state project advisory committee within assigned region, to coordinate the recommendation of specific conservation projects for RMEF funding.

9. Promote the goals, objectives, and accomplishments of RMEF through the media and public speaking engagements as assigned.

10. Represent the RMEF at various meetings, functions, and public relations opportunities, as assigned.

11. Submit news items concerning RMEF activities to the appropriate Communication staff.

12. Answer correspondence about RMEF activities and programs within assigned region.

13. Maintain all records and submit reports as required by the Director of Field Operations.

14. Keep the Director of Field Operations fully informed on all pertinent matters within assigned region.

15. Regional Director will be responsible for working with key volunteers in establishing a State Leadership Team and together formulating and following a State Action Plan annually. The Regional Director will serve on the State Leadership Team and oversee the solicitation, review, and recommendation for approval process of the State Grant Program.

Additional Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors or equivalent degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications or related field preferred, and minimum of five years additional experience required. Prior experience working with volunteers and fundraising preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge and support of the RMEF’s mission, goals, organizational structure and activities, including biological, social and political elements that shape them, and the ability to promote them.

2. Must possess excellent people skills and be able to develop effective relationships with a wide variety of individuals.

3. Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills and be able to direct and motivate volunteers.

4. Must be able to identify future chapter opportunities and recruit volunteers to capitalize on these opportunities to grow the revenue and volunteer base.

5. Must be able to understand and determine annual fundraising income projections and operating expense budgets.

6. Must be able to work cooperatively with wildlife and land management professionals in government agencies and non-governmental entities.

7. Must be proficient in the use of office computer programs including word processors and spreadsheets.

8. Must have excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Must be able to speak to large groups of people.

9. Must have the ability to work independently without frequent, direct supervision and to remain focused on goals and objectives while also supporting the Regional team when needed.

10. Must have the ability to work in and foster a team-oriented environment.

11. Must have the ability to resolve conflict and be flexible with changing priorities, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

12. Must be able to collaborate with Development staff for helping to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward large donations from major gift donors and prospects.

Physical Demands:

Extensive travel is required on weekdays and weekends. Must also be able to work any day of the week, including weekends. Must be able to work late at night (often until after midnight). Must be capable of sitting for long periods in a car or airplane. Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods, stand for intervals of 2-6 hours, and lift heavy items up to 50 lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.